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What are the best fishing charters in Punta Gorda?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 54 trips in Punta Gorda, and the most popular trips in the area are Back Bay Trip – 27’ Carolina guided by Richard, Full-3/4-Half Day Trip guided by Zach, and Half-3/4-Full Day Trip guided by Billy.

Our guides in Punta Gorda are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 5078 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Bokeelia.

What types of fishing charters are common in Punta Gorda?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in Punta Gorda as well as river fishing and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Punta Gorda are: 1. tarpon, 2. jack crevalle, 3. mangrove snapper, and 4. redfish.

The most common fishing techniques in Punta Gorda are heavy tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and artificial lure fishing but fly fishing and light tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much do Punta Gorda fishing charters cost?

in Punta Gorda prices can range anywhere from $380 to $2,900, but the average price for a half day in Punta Gorda is $612. The average price for a full day in Punta Gorda is $1,040.

When is the best month to go fishing in Punta Gorda?

The most popular season for fishing in Punta Gorda is spring, and most anglers book their trips 7 days in advance.

Do I need a Punta Gorda fishing license and what are the bag limits in Punta Gorda?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Punta Gorda don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Punta Gorda.

Punta Gorda Fishing Overview

Punta Gorda has options for anglers of all ages and experience levels. Just pull up a map to see the unlimited fishing waters Punta Gorda has to offer. Located where the Peace River meets the Gasparilla Sound, Punta Gorda has direct access to prime inshore waters. A short boat ride away is Boca Grande and further out is productive deep sea fishing grounds. This variety of habitat gives anglers a unique opportunity to target multiple bucket list species in the same trip. The sheer volume of fishable water is incredible and makes it one of the best fisheries in the Gulf.

Punta Gorda Inshore Fishing

Fishing in Punta Gorda is a year-round affair with something always in season. The only question is what you want to target. Inshore trips are the most popular Punta Gorda because of the quantity and quality of fish here. There are endless inshore waters to be fished between the Peace River, Myakka River, and the Gasparilla Sound.

Punta Gorda is a prime location to go after the Backcountry Slam which consists of catching a redfish, speckled trout, and a snook all in a single day. As April comes around, tarpon fishing heats up and, these migrating Tarpon can be caught through August. As the summer heat subsides and fall comes around, bull Redfish, snook, and speckled trout head up into the flats and intertidal creeks. This is an excellent time to sight-fish for redfish, and take a shot at the Backcountry Slam.

Punta Gorda Deep Sea and Nearshore Fishing Charters

For those looking to leave land behind, there are plenty of Punta Gorda deep sea fishing charters available. There are highly productive nearshore and offshore fishing grounds just a short boat ride from the heart of town. The transition from winter to early spring brings hard-fighting game fish like Cobia and Permit to the nearshore reefs that dot the waters off of Punta Gorda.

Continuing into the summer, tarpon arrive in waters around 20 feet deep and within 1-3 miles off the shore. For those longer trips out to deeper offshore fishing, various species of grouper, snapper, and other deepwater structure dwellers can be caught year-round. Fishing in Punta Gorda during the winter is every bit as productive as in the summer. In the colder months, prized game fish like amberjack and kingfish reign supreme.

Other Things to do in Punta Gorda, FL

There are plenty of events and attractions around Punta Gorda to keep the whole family entertained when you get off the water. Visit any number of the nearby beaches which offer beautiful water, soft white sand, and scenic views, all of which will help anyone relax. If you like adventure, take the whole crew out to see the manatees or dolphins with an eco-tour. For the 21+ crowd, Punta Gorda has more than enough options for bars and nightlife.

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